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9 Steps To Eating For A Healthy Heart!

  • Substitute saturated fat with polyunsaturated and mono-unsaturated fats

  • Limit your intake of foods high in cholesterol to a maximum of 300mg per day

  • Eat more complex carbohydrates, especially those rich in fiber

  • Use fresh, unrefined foods to maintain a daily intake of 30-40g fiber

  • Include at least five helpings of fruit and vegetables a day

  • Control your weight through regular exercise and controlled food intake

  • Use less salt (sodium). Salt intake should be limited to 5g (1 teaspoon) a day. Remember, processed foods may contain sodium

  • If you use alcohol, do so in moderation, two to three drinks maximum per day

  • Try to eat fish at least twice a week

Author - Body and Mind

Published - 2013-01-22